University of Stuttgart
- Study architecture, engineering, and physics in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany
- Open to students with at least one year of German language experience
- Experience student life by living in a residence hall on campus
- Enhanced Spring Semester (ESP) option available
- Collins Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information
Located in the southwest of Germany, the Baden-Württemberg region is in the heart of Western Europe sharing its borders with France and Switzerland. Baden-Württemberg has more than its fair share of beautiful forests, lakes and castles. It is also an important center of industry and research, home to international industrial enterprises such as Daimler Chrysler, Porsche, Boss and SAP. The universities of Baden-Württemberg have a strong international focus and host many international students each year.
Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Württemberg region. With 580,000 inhabitants, it is also the economic, cultural, sporting and social hub of the region. Stuttgart's location is unique in a valley surrounded by steeply rising slopes on 3 sedes. Surrounded by three wooded elevations, the city is open in the east to the River Neckar creating a pleasant climate. Rich vineyards reach into the inner city with parks, forests, and orchards covering more than half of the city.
Founded in 1829, the University of Stuttgart is a modern institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines.
The University has 20,000 students enrolled in 9 faculties on two campuses within the city. These faculties include:
• Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
• Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Faculty of Chemistry
• Faculty of Geo and Biosciences
• Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
and Information Technology
• Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy
• Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
• Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
• Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Intensive German Language Course
The Intensive German Language Course is offered for academic year students during the fall and for spring semester students during the spring semester. It is a six week program designed for the needs of visiting exchange students, and meets for 5 hours, Monday – Friday. It continues during the lecture period when participants meet once a week, if needed. The course also includes an orientation program and intercultural training.
The objectives of this intensive course are:
1. to achieve proficiency in German at an advanced level corresponding to "Mittelstufe"
2. to improve listening comprehension and active use of German as a scientific language, particularly in respect to the specific subject of the student
3. to acquire the learning techniques and communicative competence needed to study successfully at a German university
Students enroll in regular courses in a variety of disciplines including: Architecture and Urban Planning, Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and some Liberal Arts courses.
Enhanced Spring Semester Program (ESP)
The ESP combines an additional 6-week Winter University in January and February with the regular spring term and Intensive German Language Course. The ESP consists of classes Monday – Thursday and various excursions to the surrounding area on the weekends. Students take 16 hours per week of German language and 8 hours per week of elective credit in Art History, Communications, European Architecture or recent German history. After the Winter University concludes, students have a 2 week break to travel before the intensive German course and regular classes begin. Students stay with host families during the ESP portion of the spring term and then move into regular student housing for the Intensive German course and regular spring term. Students interested in applying for ESP must choose the "Early Start Spring" term option when applying.
Students live in residence halls with private bedrooms and shared kitchen and bath facilities.
Regular Spring and Academic Year programs are open to KU students with sophomore status or higher and a 2.75 cumulative GPA who have completed 4 semesters of college-level German or the equivalent by the beginning of the program. Students may be accepted with less language on a case by case basis.
The Enhanced Spring Semester is open to KU students with 2 semesters of college-level German or the equivalent by the start of the program.
Academic Year program students with less than the required 4 semesters can prepare for the year by taking intensive language courses abroad over the summer prior to the start of the program. Students interested in this option are encouraged to contact the Office of Study Abroad for more details and information.
Drs. Dean T. and Elisabeth Collins Scholarship
Fund created by estate gift from the late Dean and Elisabeth Collins. Awards up to $10,000 for students on semester or $20,000 for year long programs to Germany. Open to all majors but preference for students studying music and particularly opera. Minimum 2.5 GPA requirement. Apply online: https://ku.studioabroad.com/?go=CollinsScholarship
The State Government of Baden-Württemberg has set up a scholarship foundation providing scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate German and foreign exchange students. A brief outline of the scholarships can be found under www.bw-stipendium.de. For more details and application forms, contact the KU Office of Study Abroad.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
A wide range of scholarships are also available through the German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.org). Please contact the KU Office of Study Abroad for more information.